Monday, 20 May 2013

Insect art and more

Wow! What a busy week in room 109.

We have been learning a lot about insects. We have read many non-fiction as well as fiction books to learn about bugs and create our own diagrams with labels, class Bug Book, insect shape art, and many free form bugs crafts.

Our daily sign-in told us that many of the kiddos think bugs are cool and not creepy, if we had to choose to be an ant or a spider; more of us would be a spider.

Insect Shape Art.
All the kiddos are continuing to have a chance to show us their creative side with pattern blocks. They are creating very cool insects and talking about the different shapes they have used.

The kiddos also continued to build bridges and roads for cars as well as people too this week.

Other friends were intent on building houses, complete with all the interior rooms and outdoor spaces we all enjoy. These two kiddos did a great job of working together and sharing their ideas to create one space for all to enjoy.

And finally, we had a group of JKs working at the carpet playing with the animals. When I suggested they build a fence to keep the animals from escaping the three kiddos quickly got out some wooden pieces for the  fencing. I left them to it, however just before tidy up time I took a peek at what they had done and was surprised at the construction they had made. There are three distinct sections for the animals and the JKs told me that each had taken ownership of one space. We took a picture and labelled the three sections. I am so proud of these three ELL learners, as they communicated with me their thinking and we created the English labels together.

Well our week was full of learning. I hope all the parents enjoy looking at some of our activities and continue to talk to their children about what they are doing at school every day.

Enjoy this beautiful Victoria Day Monday!

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